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History Orbitron FOUND?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Wowcars, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
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    Wowcars
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    This was on our car club board this morning:



    The Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Orbitron was found last week and now has a new
    owner.

    The car was found in Mexico. It was used in a carnival for several years
    and then as a trash can in front of an adult book store until just last
    week.

    The new owner hopes to restore it.

    "As agent for this endeavor, I will have up dated information to ya all
    within the next couple of days."

    http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd151/Roth_Orbitron/
     

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  2. swazzie
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
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    Awesome! Bout time.
     
  3. Redneck Smooth
    Joined: Apr 19, 2004
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    Redneck Smooth
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    from Cincinnati

    Are you freaking serious?!?!?!?!?! I think that bit of seediness only adds to the car's cool factor, but just the same - WOW!
     
  4. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
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    wow, who-duh-thunk-it
     
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  5. BenD
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,585

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    I've got a green flake steering wheel with that same spoke pattern. I hadn't seen another with that pattern til now.

    Cool
     
  6. it's like when pinnochio gets stuck in the land of the lost boys.. smoking cigars and playin pool.. someone bring that poor car home!
     
  7. slo60
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    does it have daytons on it? :) did it originally?
     
  8. SaltCityCustoms
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
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    I am so amazed that these old customs keep popping up as junk that somebody just throws away.
     
  9. rustyparts
    Joined: Jan 3, 2005
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    from Clinton,Mt

    Oh man thats kool. So how did he find it? was the a tip from someone or was he on vacation?
     
  10. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
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    Holy cow. What I wouldn't give to have that puppy. Great find.

    Doc.
     
  11. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Antigo Wi.

    Ben:

    How in the hell can you tell the steering wheel pattern from that pic, I can barley SEE the steering wheel.

    B:confused:B
     
  12. Wowcars
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    Wowcars
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    Check out the webpage posted. LOTS of detail pics in there.
     
  13. rustyparts
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    rustyparts
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    from Clinton,Mt

    look at the link above the pic.
     
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  15. hotrodladycrusr
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    Well then STAND UP! :p :D
     
  16. dickster27
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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    from Texas

    It never ceases to amaze me how in the hell somebody can just discard something like that. Damn, what's next...the Hirohita merc with top cut off and made into a kiddie pool?
     
  17. Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Original photo...

    Roth was never much for it... Said it didn't do well at the shows because he covered the shiny new SBC...
     

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  18. I can't believe the tips of the front fenders are still intact! I figure somebody walking by could've cracked those off by bumping into them
     
  19. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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    Little Wing
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    from Northeast

    Sad to think something that was once art would end up like that ,,is that the original motor?
     
  20. Awesome...Totally Awesome!!!!
    Roth was my idol throughout my childhood and an inspiration ever since.
     
  21. Unbelievable "find "stories that come to this forum in all types.
    This is really cool. "Setting in front of a Mexican porn shop" PRICELESS!

    [​IMG]
     
  22. MattB
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 230

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    Wow!! How does shit like that happen?! I can't believe some of the things on it are still there after years of neglect!!
     
  23. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
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    a garbage can at a porn shop in mexico???? geez! I wonder what series of events led up to that.


    coool.
     
  24. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    Hahaha... he WAS! ;) :D

    Wow, that is a crazy cool find. It'd be interesting to hear the story of how it ended up at the carnival, then THERE, in front of a Mexican porn shop!

    Sounds like it's in good hands.... can't wait to see what they do with it.

    Malcolm
     
  25. I cannot believe the valve covers, steering wheel, rims/tires aren't stripped.

    Park a Civic down there and it's on jacks within minutes.
     
  26. hudson_hawk
    Joined: Aug 27, 2002
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    awesome find. i wish i had stumbled across that myself.
     
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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Ed got the idea to use the three primary colored headlights, so when they turned on and focused in one spot they would create a white beam.[/FONT]

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  28. BenD
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    Bob, I'm just really THAT damned good. :D
     
  29. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    from Tucson AZ

    a trash can in front of a porn shop........... you couldn't pay me to crawl under that dash and change the heater core!:eek:
     
  30. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,512

    ChevyGirlRox
    Member
    from Ohio

    Perfect chapter in the story of an Ed Roth car. Glad it has been found and will (hopefully) be restored to its former glory.
     

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